Online students, like all high school students wanting to attend college, need a strong application to qualify for a competitive school. Parents and students may wonder how to strengthen an online student’s college application.
Online high school programs offer many benefits to today’s students, including flexibility and prescriptive classes to meet individual student needs. But what about in-person and hands-on experiences? How can students access those kinds of opportunities? With online high school internships, online students can participate in career exploration, gain hands-on experience, and enjoy the benefits of in-person networking.
Many families and students have embraced the opportunity to attend school online. They can set their own schedules and work at a pace that suits them. Some online schools offer art classes, programs, or clubs to keep online students creative. But, what if these are not offered or are just not a good fit? How can families support creativity for online students?
Extra Curricular Activities
Students and parents everywhere are looking for the best career preparation possible. Most parents of today’s high school students attended traditional, or “brick and mortar” schools. They may wonder, what does career preparation for online students look like?
Flexibility allows them to hold a job or volunteer
Parents want many things from their children’s school, but the bottom line is that they want their children to be prepared for life after high school. This can mean many things, from prepared for college, to prepared for the workforce and everything in between. With this in mind, how does an online school prepare students for life after high school?
Military families can face unique challenges when making decisions about education for their children. Online school can provide just the support these families need!
Families in Motion
If there is one thing every student athlete needs, it’s more time! Balancing training and competition schedules with traditional school can be daunting. For a multi-sport athlete, this is even more challenging. Hyper-focused elite athletes who train for hours every day could also benefit from a little more room in their academic schedules. Even students just wanting to try out for a high school team but who may also have a part time job or other challenges can benefit from the flexibility provided through online school.
When it comes to online learning, we may think we have all the facts. We hear about pros and cons, but the pros tend to be focused on allowing students to engage in academics even in difficult circumstances. However, did you know that regardless of a student’s situation or reason for turning to online learning, online learning offers some big benefits that can help them to be successful for a lifetime?
The GED, General Education Development test, was developed as US soldiers were coming home from World War II. Many of them had signed up for military service before graduating high school. Passing the GED was a way to show that they had the skills necessary for jobs or for college entry. The GED is still used today as a way for high school dropouts to demonstrate skills. Today, online schools offer students dropping out of traditional school the chance to earn a high school diploma.
Leaves are changing, the air is crisp, and the school year is in full swing. At least, it should be. But what if your online student is struggling? What can you do to help?
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